Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Citrus Cleaner

I found a recipe at the Fresh Eggs Daily Blog for Homemade Orange Peel White Vinegar Coop Cleaner and thought I would give it a try.

I got a little nutty and made a few different varieties.  All varieties have the basic reciepe of orange peels & vinegar.
I made two batches for a chicken coop cleaner with cinnamon sticks to repel mosquitoes & vanilla beans to repel flies.  I made one for my Mom (to clean the parrot cage) with lemon peels & one with lemon peels and cinnamon sticks to use around the house.  After it cures for a month I will strain it and put into spray bottles. I can't wait to try it.
It is supposed to work great on the coops, you can just spray and leave it or let it set and wipe it off.  I think I know what I'll be giving my chicken loving friends for Christmas :-)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Rock Hunting

Took the tractor out in the fields looking for rocks to build a pond.
We got a ton of rocks...OK, maybe not a ton but 2 tractor buckets  full.  It was in the 90's that day. Way too hot to be digging up rocks. It's just about finished, just need some small rocks to put around the waterfall to hide the black form. I put up a little fence to keep the chickens out so the new plants can grow. The chickens just jump over it.